Actor, film director and producer, Fred Nuamah has said the prevailing misapprenhension between himself and John Dumelo over the Ayawaso West Wuogon (AWW) ticket for the NDC would be resolved soon.
The creative who has joined a host of other colleagues to contest for political positions, particularly to represent their people in Parliament has held John Dumelo is not someone he would describe as a friend but rather a brother.
According to him, the National Democratic Congress, on whose ticket they both want to run for the upcoming elections is a family, and they won’t allow politics to distort the brotherly relationship between them.
John Dumelo who contested for the seat in the 2020 elections and lost has made his intentions to contest again.
But Fred Nuamah, a colleague in the creative industry has also picked nominations to contest the same seat, which Dumelo has said is “a stab in the back.”
But the movie producer turn politician says the matter is a brotherly issue and would be resolved amicably.
“John is not my friend. He is my brother and I won’t allow this politics to divide us and apart from him being my brother from the other side, the NDC is one party and the matter between us is an internal matter and for all you know, we have even resolved it already,” he said on United Showbiz Saturday, March 18, 2023.
When asked of the allegations being made against him for picking the forms, he reiterated it was John’s decision to go to SALL that made him pursue his interest.
“I don’t blame John for calling me a liar and betrayer because if I explain, you’ll understand me. I did a research with my future constituents some years back when my brother decided to go to the other side, SALL. John made up his mind to go to SALL and this is an open secret so I don’t want to dwell on it.
“I called my brother about two years ago and I told him I don’t want our seat here to be vacant once you’re leaving here. So even with brotherly advice my brother told me that, Fred, why not choose a different place because this place is very expensive. And I told him no because I live here I want to go for this seat. And then because of the love we do have for each other, some months ago, I heard some rumours that my brother is coming back so I picked a phone to call him and maybe he was busy so he wasn’t answering. So I started sending messages and asked him that I’ve heard you’re coming back so if that’s the case, let me back out and he said wait, I’m waiting for a certain call so when the greenlight comes then I’ll give you the go ahead.
“So he gave me about two weeks and I even travelled and when I returned and started calling him, he never answered my call. I texted him, he never responded and I never heard from him again until I picked my forms recently,” he insisted.
Meanwhile, John Dumelo has earlier indicated he never had any such conversation with Fred.